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Christmas & New year in the Lake District

Christmas and New Year in the Lake District, Cumbria is a magical time. With snow-peaked mountains and the peaceful serenity of the lakes, the landscape takes on a spectacular winter beauty.

Get into the festive spirit and book your holiday break to experience the magical winter landscape, great food, and many Christmas and New Year celebrations that the area has to offer.

The Lake District is well known for the quality of the food available, with so many top restaurants, many of which source ingredients locally produced here in Cumbria. What better way to make your Christmas and New Year break special than to book into one of the excellent restaurants in the area. Wine, dine and see in the New Year in style.

 
 
 

Short breaks over the Christmas period

Manesty Holiday Cottages

Manesty Holiday Cottages

Authentic rural Lakeland farmstead standing in well-maintained grounds beside small wood sheltering wildlife. Peaceful setting, beautiful outlook over Borrowdale with walks from the door to lake, river, woodland and fells. Owner operated.

Shelt Gill

Shelt Gill

Shelt Gill is a medieval cruck cottage with dry stone walls, modernised to make a cosy character holiday home.

Augill Castle

Augill Castle

A neo-Gothic Victorian fantasy, romantic, quirky, laid back and utterly beguiling. The ultimate escape. Truly family friendly. Anything goes at Augill except false formality. Winner of B&B of The Year 2008 - Cumbria Tourism.

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Lakeland Static Caravan Hire

We have 4 deluxe caravans situated on Lakeland Leisure Park in Grange Over Sands, which is known as the Lake District Peninsular.

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Loughrigg View

Well located in Ambleside this comfortable second floor apartment will suit those looking for a central but quiet spot for a holiday at any time of the year.

Croft Hill Guest House

Croft Hill Guest House

A Georgian-style guest house set in walled gardens in a semi-rural location. All rooms having open views. Ample off-road parking, extensive residents lounge and dining room. Family accommodation and en suite available.

Holmlea Guest House

Holmlea Guest House

Adult Only. Quiet location only 2 mins walk to Lake Windermere, shops, pubs and restaurants. Free Wi-Fi and parking. Highly recommended by our guests for our food, comfort, location and high standards.

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Braegarth

An impressive detached property with a beautiful 2 acre garden. The property boasts stylish and comfortable accommodation.

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Glenville House

Adults only. With a relaxed tranquil atmosphere, this Victorian residence is situated a short walk from both Windermere and Bowness at the heart of the English Lake District.

The Pheasant

The Pheasant

Unspoiled traditional inn with every modern comfort in understated luxury.

The Golf Apartment

The Golf Apartment

A beautifully presented ground floor apartment for 4 people, spacious and furnished to a high standard

The Waternook Estate

Waternook & The Great Barn

Waternook Lakeside Accommodation is an exclusive super-luxury five star destination with concierge services in the UK.

Oakfold House

Oakfold House

Beautiful, award-winning Victorian guest house with many original features situated within a few minutes walk of lake Windermere and amenities of Bowness. Lovely garden and private car park. Non smoking. Free excellent Wi-Fi throughout.

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The Hayloft

Located in a peaceful rural hamlet in the Lake District National Park. Easy access to fells, lakes and Solway coast. A 17thC converted stone barn with lofted ceilings and exposed stone walls.The Hayloft is exceptionally clean and warm.

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Crowmire Cottage

Crowmire Cottage is one of a small cluster of three cottages dating from the 1730's in a picturesque setting, handy for walking, touring and relaxing in beautiful surroundings.....we are sure our guests will be delighted.

Mill Race Cottage

Mill Race Cottage

Located in the heart of Elterwater village this gorgeous Lakeland Cottage will provide you with the perfect "home from home" for your next holiday in the Lake District!

Rydal Hall Conference Centre

Rydal Hall

Set in over thirty acres of garden, woodland and natural beauty in he Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rydal Hall is the ideal venue for retreats, events, activity weekends or just a family holiday.

Plato's

Plato's

Set in a picturesque market town of Kirkby Lonsdale, Plato's is a 5* boutique bar and restaurant with luxury bedrooms and a self-catering loft apartment.

Stable Cottage

Stable Cottage

Set in over thirty acres of garden, woodland and natural beauty in he Lake District UNESCO World Heritage Site, Rydal Hall is the ideal venue for retreats, events, activity weekends or just a family holiday.

Great Gift Experiences with Golakes

If you are stuck for inspiration for the perfect gift for that someone special, then give a great gift experience this Christmas. We have a selection of perfect gift ideasincluding spa days, meals out and unique treats.

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Golakes Card

The new Golakes Card is here. Offering great discounts to visitors during winter breaks.
Book your accommodation for winter breaks staying before 31st March and receive a FREE Golakes Card.

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Festive Events

Check out the many festive events that are being held across the Lake District and Cumbria this Christmas and New Year.

From Christmas markets and Dickensian festivals to the switch on of Christmas lights and family shows there is something for everyone as you relax and enjoy the Cumbrian Christmas cheer.

Christmas shopping

Visit the best local shopping outlets and suppliers during your stay, and find the perfect gift for your loved ones... or that little treat for yourself!

Cumbria and the Lake District has a wealth of choice for that special gift this Christmas. Find a great selection of artisan gifts made by master craftsmen and deliciously tasty food and drink gifts.

With such choice, you are sure to find something with flair and distinction for your friends and loved ones this Christmas.

 

Festive food

The Lake District has so much to offer the food lover this Christmas, with a wealth of quality restaurants, pubs and cafes across the county, many using locally sourced produce. From Michelin starred fine dining to a hearty homemade pub meal with a pint of high-quality local ale, the choice and variety is exceptional.

Sample the best of Cumbrian produce by visiting one of the farmer's markets or food festivals taking place this season and remember to visit some of the many purveyors of high quality artisan food and drink across the county - including local gingerbread, artisan bread, exciting local beers and homemade chocolates, not to mention the famous sticky toffee pudding!

Browse some of the food and drink delights on offer in the Lake District this Christmas using the categories below.

Have a magical Christmas in the Lake District

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